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I was scared of the bees at first, but now, they make me feel alive. They are like a society in complete harmony with itself. Not like people at all, but maybe what people have the potential to be’
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. On their terrifying journey, they must face the pain of their own unbearable loss alongside incredible danger. Above all – they must journey to find each other again. This compassionate and beautiful play is a story of connection- between friends, families and strangers.
Winner of the Aspen Words Award, Runner up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and one of The Times top three bestselling books of 2020, Christy Lefteri’s best-selling novel has its world premiere here, in a brand new adaptation by Nesrin Alrefaai, and Matthew Spangler who adapted our sell-out production of The Kite Runner.
This co-production, in association with Nottingham Playhouse and UK Productions reunites the production partners behind the hugely successful stage adaptation of The Kite Runner, which recently opened on Broadway.